Sponsored: Manchester City faces Leeds in FA Cup 5th round
Taking a look over at the men’s side for a moment, Manchester City faces Leeds United in a pretty big FA Cup match on Sunday.
City midfielder James Milner will face his old team on Sunday. He grew up Leeds fan and he candidly revealed that he isn’t overly excited about playing his former side.
“It’s not the draw I would have chosen if I’m honest,” Milner told City’s official website. “It’s true I’ve never played against Leeds before and I was hoping to get through my career without facing them so it’s going to be a bit strange on Sunday.”
City, the current BPL title holders, will be hard pressed to catch rival Manchester United at the top of the table, but can still look forward to an FA Cup run — if they can avoid an upset at the hands of Leeds, that is. Manchester City is favored (odds at https://sports.bwin.com/en/sports/4/betting/football), but Leeds have pulled upsets before.
“The bookmakers don’t get much wrong so we know we are up against it,” Leeds manager Neil Warnock said.
Leeds defeated Tottenham 2-1 in the fourth round last month, so the Championship side is no stranger to pulling off an upset — one of many the storied club has achieved.
“We’ve done brilliantly in the cups this year,” said Warnock. “I don’t think anybody has done better than us.
“We’ve had a very good cup run and it shows what ability we have in the squad, that’s what makes it more frustrating in the league.”
Elsewhere on Sunday, Brentford looks to upset Chelsea in a fourth round replay, while Huddersfield Town and Wigan face in the fifth round proper. Manchester United plays Reading on Monday in the fifth round.
The winner of the Chelsea-Brentford match will advance to play Middlesbrough in the fifth round proper on Feb. 27.
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